A Thousand Fibers is a Performance Piece inspired by stories from the Fairhill Community
To be held in the heart of Fairhill: Saturday August 21st 2pm & 6pm and Sunday August 22nd 3pm at Taller Puertorriqueño: 2600 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133
A Thousand Fibers: A story about the life of Maria Melocotones
How can you measure a life? Many decades on this earth. One house in Fairhill. 4 different walkers. Tens of surrogate children. Years in the maternity ward at Episcopal Hospital. Several hundred babies delivered. And thousands of photographs. Maria was a friend, an abuela, a confidant, a chef, a teacher, a Tia. Fairhill became her house and the neighborhood became her family.
A Thousand Fibers tells the impactful story of Maria, through the eyes of her community. Her story challenges the traditional views of what it means to be a family.
Meet the Directors of A Thousand Fibers: Eric Carter (he/him) and Sofía Anastasia (they/them).
We're excited about our collaboration with local artist Neury (Tito) Caba, who will be working with us in set and prop design and construction. Tito and Camille O'Connor are also facilitating our community art exhibit/installation which is an integral part of the project, and Jamel Baker and Victoria Crenshaw are our awesome stage management team.
An art contest for Fairhill youth with the theme of "Resilience in Fairhill" was recently held in collaboration with The Providence Center and Taller Puertorriqueño. Photos of winning art pieces and poem can be seen
Meet the Playwright of A Thousand Fibers: Alec Hersh (he/him).